Monday, October 1, 2012

KY - Oldham Police officer (Harry "Shane" Mosley) charged with sexting a teenager he met during traffic stop

Harry Mosley
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By Emily Hagedorn

The former Oldham County Police officer charged with having inappropriate contact with a female teenager first met her during a traffic stop, in which marijuana was found.

That’s according to a criminal complaint released Monday.

Harry “Shane” Mosley, 36, of Pendleton, was arrested Friday and charged with unlawful use of electronics to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, which is a felony. He also is charged with first-degree official misconduct and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, both misdemeanors.

The criminal complaint filed in Oldham District Court says the traffic stop happened at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Marijuana was found in the center console of the vehicle, which was occupied by an adult male and a minor female, both of whom are unnamed in the complaint.

Mosley issued a criminal citation to the man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia but did not charge the teenager, despite the fact that she also possessed the contraband, the complaint said.

The next day, Mosley, who had obtained the teen’s cell phone number, began sending her text messages while she was at school, telling her that he would not tell her family about the traffic stop if she would “prove herself to him and stay away from drugs.”

He also told her that he wanted to spend more time with her as a friend and that she needed to keep in touch with him to earn his trust, the complaint said.

The teen approached the Oldham County Police about the texts on Wednesday, the department has said.

And then on Thursday, he asked her if she liked him and about “what she wanted to do to his body, including specific sexual references.” Mosley also sent her a text message with a picture of a beer can and asked her which type of alcohol she preferred to drink, the complaint says.

It adds that he engaged in a “sexually graphic” telephone conversation with her, wherein he arranged to have sexual intercourse with her later in the week, including during school hours or late at night. He also asked her to send a pornographic photo of her to his phone.

Mosley was taken to the Oldham County Jail, and he has since been released on bond. He resigned from the Oldham County Police Department.

A court date for Mosley has not been scheduled, according to the Kentucky Court of Justice website.

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